”There was something undeniably delicious about pecan pie, and it lacked only one thing to be perfect, portability. Thus, with the wisdom of the pastry chef, came pecan cookies.”
~ Cookie Herald
Pecan Pie is easily the best of pies, this isn’t a point up for debate or even something that can be questioned. It’s quite simple, if you don’t think pecan pie is the best of all pies, you can go read about another day. Why are we talking about pecan pie on a page about Pecan Cookie Day? Because Pecan Cookies are pecan pie in portable form, and thus are the best of cookies. Right behind chocolate chip. I mean, we’re not heathens.
History of Pecan Cookie Day
Pecan Cookie Day recognizes the creation of the worlds most perfect cookie, and that there aren’t enough people who know about them. So it is that a holiday was established to ensure that awareness of these delicious treats, and to inspire their creation. Pecans were originally found in Mexico, and were quickly adopted and spread when American colonists first discovered them. They became something of a staple of the American South, becoming the foundation for that most important of pies, the pecan pie.
Along with being delicious to consume, they also happen to be incredibly good for you. They serve as a source of fiber, magnesium, and a healthy dose of protein, iron, and Vitamin B. So not only are they fantastically delicious, they also serve as an excellent addition to a healthy diet, and who can hate that? Pecan Cookie Day encourages you to create delicious (healthful?) cookies to share with friends and family.
How to Celebrate Pecan Cookie Day
It’s quite simple to celebrate Pecan Cookie Day, and it all starts with buying or baking a fresh plate of cookies to take and share with friends, family, and co-workers. Don’t know how to cook them? No problem! We can provide you with a recipe, and we will right here!
DOTY Pecan Cookies
1 c Unsalted butter, Softened
2/3 c Dark Brown Sugar, Packed
1 Large Egg
2 c Flour
½ t salt
1 ½ c pecans, halved
Cream together the butter, egg, and brown sugar in a bowl until they are delightfully blended. Add flour and salt while mixing until thoroughly blended, and then refrigerate for an hour. While cooling the cookie batter, start preheating your oven to 375 F. Once the cookie dough has finished cooling, make into 1 inch balls of dough, and place them on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Take a glass and dip the bottom in flour, and use it to flatten the balls. Once it’s down, press a pecan into the top of the dough.
Then bake for 10-12 minutes until they’re a light golden brown, let cool, and serve!